Tom Durkin is not "from here." He spent three years working in the legislature in the seventies and then worked for a couple of years at the Supreme Court until 1982 when he set out on his acting career. He first travelled to to New York and eventually landed in Los Angeles. He had roles in the ABC Soaps General Hospital and Port Charles.
Tom brings his tremendous talent to Jefferson City theater as he recently directed "Dixie Swim Club" sponsored by the Capital City Players. Peggy works with Tom at the Attorney General Chris Koster's Office. She asked him where he'd been, and why he came back after twenty years.
It's one of the nicest assessments of our town I have ever heard.